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Don't become a communications dinosaur have you deployed your Virtual Meeting Rooms yet?

[fa icon="calendar"] 18 January 2019 / by Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt

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Companies and markets are being challenged all the time, we only need to look at the average lifespan of a company in the S&P 500.

25 years ago the average life of an S & P 500 company was 81 years

Today the average life span is 16 years. 

The Disruptive technologies and entrants will gather pace too, as Gartner is now forecasting that:

  • 30% of companies will USE communication as a competitive edge, to move faster than 
    • Competitors 
    • Markets
  • That change will be with us by 2020!

Think of those companies extending Face to Face communication from any device and platform companywide, and the advantages they have:

  • Lower cost base - One of the Virgin companies chopped £2m out of their annual Travel Budget in 90 days.
  • Higher productivity - Gains of 10-30% have been seen in some companies. 
  • Faster decision input - Hours or Days not weeks to get a decision. 
  • Better decisions - better quality more diverse input, more decisions being made with a full 360 view.

So what do we have to do? Invest in:

  • Hardware, you can, if you need to, but most companies have camera enabled devices on
    • every mobile device 
    • laptop & desktop's
  • Software 
    • No software to download 
    • No Plugin's that require IT to create new corporate images
  • Capacity 
    • Yes you'll have to buy capacity to connect across platform's and devices

True Collaboration enables you to innovate faster, create, tweak, pivot and generally outmanoeuvre your competition and the market, better still to disrupt new markets!

Here's a simple guide to:

  • Why you'd want to move to True Collaboration
  • What needs to exist
  • How you benefit   

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Time to get a move on if you don't want to HAVE TO REACT to competition, but lead them.

Useful Links

12 Reason for IT to use Virtual Rooms

https://blog.close.global/12-reasons-it-teams-need-virtual-meeting-rooms

Azure and Virtual Meeting Rooms

https://blog.close.global/pexip-cloud-services-on-azure-flex-commercials

Pexip Cloud based Virtual Meeting Rooms

https://blog.close.global/pexip-cloud-vital-ingredients-for-your-virtual-meeting-rooms

10 Key Areas for Virtual Rooms

https://blog.close.global/reselling-virtual-meeting-rooms-10-areas-to-explore

Save on Video Bridging

https://blog.close.global/save-90-on-bridging-hardware-costs

Scale University AV Teams using Virtual Meeting Rooms

https://blog.close.global/university-virtual-meeting-room-platform-how-to-scale-a-small-av-team-with-a-big-challenge

Video Gateway

https://blog.close.global/video-gateway-enhance-your-connectivity

Virtual Room Pricing 

https://blog.close.global/virtual-meeting-room-pricing-what-to-look-for

Virtual Rooms - No Downloads or Plugins

https://blog.close.global/5d-virtual-meeting-rooms-no-downloads-no-plugins

Virtual Rooms how they help Businesses

https://blog.close.global/virtual-meeting-rooms-and-how-they-help-businesses-collaborate-and-perform-better

Virtual Rooms and How to save Money

https://blog.close.global/virtual-meeting-rooms-and-how-to-save-money-using-them-11-tips

Connect any Audio and Video enabled Device with Virtual Meeting Rooms

https://blog.close.global/virtual-meeting-rooms-connect-any-device-or-platform

Virtual Rooms 10 key areas to review  

https://blog.close.global/virtual-meeting-rooms-the-10-key-areas-to-check-before-buying

Virtual Rooms upgrading your communication

https://blog.close.global/virtual-meeting-spaces-the-communication-upgrade

What is a Virtual meeting Room?

https://blog.close.global/what-is-a-virtual-meeting-room

Topics: Free virtual room, Virtual Meeting Room, Virtual Meeting Space, Virtual Meeting Rooms, Virtual Meeting Spaces, extend Skype for Business, Extend Skype for Business to any Device, Extend Skype for Business to any platform, Microsoft Certified Virtual Meeting Room, Microsoft certified Virtual Meeting Rooms, communications dinosaur

Simon Hunt

Written by Simon Hunt

Simon is the Founder of Close - the True Collaboration Company.

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